Football accumulators, also known as an acca, is a popular form of betting and it’s a bet that consists of four or more selections, unlike a single, double, or a triple. In the following article Adam Sainz, Football Betting Expert from Africa Casino Hub will explain how football accumulators work and how to win your bets with low stakes, so make sure you stay with us.
How does the Football Accumulator Works?
We already mentioned that the football accumulator is a wager of four or more selections. Now, in order to win your bet, you need to predict all of your picks correctly. In case you have four selections and three of them turn out to be successful – the bet will be lost. But, if you get all four of them right, you’ll win your bet.
Let’s say you have five picks on your accumulator with the following odds:
Betting on five singles, with $10 invested in each, you’ll need a stake of $50. You’d need at least three singles to be winning just to get your initial stake back. You’d earn some profit with an eventual fourth winning pick, while the fifth winner would make you a solid amount of cash.
However, if you put all five selections into a five-game accumulator at total odds of 25.00 and invest $50, your potential winnings would be a whopping $1,250. You don’t even have to put $50, you can try with $10 and still earn a nice sum of money if all five picks are correct.
Types of an accumulator bet
We said that every bet of four or more picks is called an accumulator bet. Most online betting sites offer up to 20 selections on accumulator bets.
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How to place an accumulator bet
Placing an accumulator bet is a very straightforward process on most online betting sites and it takes only a couple of minutes. Check out a step-by-step guide on how to place a football accumulator bet.
- Go to your favourite betting site and choose football
- Pick your type of bet you want to make e.g. Both Teams to Score
- Make the selection you want for your accumulator
- Add your selections to the bet slip
- Check out under the ‘multiples’ section and there will be an ‘accumulator’
- Enter the amount of a take you want to invest
- Before clicking on ‘place bet’, double-check your picks
Is betting on football accumulators risky?
Betting on football accumulators comes with a higher risk compared to a single bet. Still, the amount you could earn is way higher and that’s why a lot of bettors are looking to place at least one acca a week, hoping to get big winnings on lower stakes.
While it’s risky because only one losing pick will ruin your entire accumulator, you can always take cash out – a popular option in online betting. If all of your selections are going well at some point in games, the bookies will offer you decent cash out which you can use to get away with a profit. It’s not going to be the same amount from the initial possible payout, but you will still get an opportunity to make some money if you don’t want to wait for the end of games or you feel that not all of your picks will win.
Can I use various markets for an acca bet?
Yes, and not only you can use different markets on your accumulator, but you can also mix different sports. However, we’re talking about football accas here, so we’ll focus on that one.
The most popular markets for a football accumulator are:
- Match Result
- Both Teams to Score
- Total Goals (Over/Under)
Another form of football accumulator is a bet builder. Plenty of bookmakers now offer this option, so you can focus on only one match and have multiple bets on it. For instance, you can have four or more selections on your bet builder and include some interesting picks such as Number of Cards, Number of Corners, Anytime Goalscorer, and so on, in addition to the traditional markets that we mentioned above.